SUN-TIMES: ComEd gave big-time to state legislators who voted for rate-hike bill


Commonwealth Edison and other backers of newly passed rate-hike legislation outspent opponents by a 4-to-1 margin this year on campaign contributions at the Statehouse, a government watchdog reported Wednesday. [...]


The rank-and-file legislators who took the most utility money this year were Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale), who received $19,000, and Sen. Mike Jacobs (D-East Moline), who accepted $16,750. Jacobs was the sponsor of the rate-hike legislation that Quinn vetoed, and his father, former state Sen. Denny Jacobs (D-East Moline), is a lobbyist for ComEd.


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